Father: Daniel SEARS
- BIRTH: 1 JUN 1712, Chatham,,MA
- DEATH: 10 JAN 1761
- BURIAL: Chatham,,,61
Mother: Sarah HOWES
- MARRIAGE: 11 JUL 1745, Harwich,,MA
- Sarah SEARS
- Richard SEARS
- David SEARS
- Fear SEARS
- Daniel SEARS
_Paul SEARS ______
_Daniel SEARS _|
| |_Deborah WILLARD _
|_Sarah HOWES __|
! S.P. May p.96 Daniel Sears lived in Chatham, in the house built by his father
and taken down in 1863.
He was Coroner, 1751; Town Treasurer and Clerk from 1733 to 1754; Selectman,
1756, 1757; and was a Lieut. in the Militia.
It appears by the records of the Prob. Court, Barnstable, Feb. 10, 1758,
"Upon inquisition of the Selectman of Chatham, Daniel Sears was adjudged 'Non
Compos,' and Fear Sears, his wife, was appd. his guardian." Letters of adm. were
granted to his widow in 1761, and she was app. guardian to the children, viz.:
Richard, David, Sarah and Fear., Invnetory foots up R. Est., L 689 6 8.
Personal, L 716 4 3. Mar. 11, 1772, 2/3 was set off to Richard, he to pay David
,Daniel, Sarah Ballard and Fear Sears in money; he also had land in Dartmouth,
bought by his father of Joseph Ellsi, set off to him, he paying his bros. and
sisters their part.
The "Sears Genealogy" says, "Fear Sears was the daughter of John Freeman of
Sandwich;" but she was the daughter of Benj. F., of Harwich; as is abundantly
proved by his will dated Nov. 25, 1757, and proved Apr. 4, 1758; and by the
The "Freeman Genealogy" says "she m. 2d, Samuel Ballard, a wealthy merchant of
Boston, who brought up her son David in his counting-house, and dying childless,
left him the chief of his large property," and adds, (apparently copying some
gravestone, which I have not found,)"Madame Fear Freeman Sears, d.1808, ae.86,
a widow Ballard."
Mr. Freeman is quite strong inhis statement.
Samuel Ballard had by his 1st wife four children, who survived him, and had
numerous descendants. He died in Boston about 1793, and his will recorded there
names: wife Fear; sons William, Samuel, Ebenezer, and grand-dau. Betsy Pope. The
Sears children are none of them mentioned. He gives to his wife his house near
the Common, with the furniture, and his chaise, while she remains unmarried;
also certain claims against persons in Barnstable county, due to her late
In the Directory for 1789, he is called "hay-weigher," Common st. now Tremont
st.; he lived in the third house south of Winter st., between Mr. Cole's and
Mrs. Swan's houses, about half way to West st., or at the corner of Temple Place
then known as "Turnagain Lane."
Mrs. Sears, on her second marriage, took her children to Boston, but Richard
soon returned to the Cape, and was brought up and received his education there.
In a letter from one J. Hawes, printed in the "Sears Genealogy," Daniel Sears
is said to have possessed a manuscript history of the family, and other int-
eresting family papers and documents now lost, a statement that needs confirm-
!MD 25, p.61 Harwich VR p.34- These Are to Enter ye Intention of Marriage
bewteen Capt Daniel Sears Jur of Chatham & Mrs Fear Freeman of Harwich Feby 23
!MD 25, p.101 Harwich VR p.39 Married by Revd Nathl Stone
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